Ordinance 2017-08: Inspection of Golf Carts





WHEREAS, the use of golf carts and other under-speed vehicles (collectively referred to herein as “golf carts”) is regulated by the laws of the State of Ohio;


WHEREAS, the use of golf carts on public streets and highways requires the golf cart be registered by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles;


WHEREAS, in order to obtain registration of a golf cart, an inspection must be made of such golf cart to ensure compliance with the requirements of Ohio law; and


WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, desires to allow the Police Department of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, to perform such inspections.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, County of Paulding, State of Ohio:


Section 1.  The Police Department of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, is allowed to conduct inspections to determine if a golf cart meets the requirements of the laws of the State of Ohio, to issue a Certificate of Inspection for such golf carts, and provide the same to the owner/operator of such golf cart, for the same to be presented to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to be used in obtaining title, registration, and license plates for a golf cart.  A form of the Inspection is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.


Section 2.  The inspections will be conducted at the Antwerp Police Department located at 118 North Main Street, Antwerp, Ohio.  Any person desiring to have a golf cart inspected by the Antwerp Police Department shall contact the Department during normal business hours to make an appointment for such inspection. The inspection will be provided for a $25.00 charge, and the funds obtained from such inspections shall be designated for the general fund under the general miscellaneous line item.


Section 3.  It is hereby found and determined that all formal actions of the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, concerning or relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of the Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, and in compliance with all legal requirements.


Section 4.  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

Passed: _______________________, 2017.



Ray E. DeLong, Mayor of the Village of Antwerp




Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer


First reading: ____________________


Second reading: __________________


Third reading: ___________________